Side Effects

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Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. cold or flu-like symptoms
  5. congestion
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. dryness or soreness of the throat
  9. ear congestion
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. loss of voice
  13. nasal congestion
  14. runny nose
  15. sneezing
  16. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  17. trouble swallowing
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain
  5. darkening of the skin
  6. decreased vision
  7. delayed wound healing
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. dizziness
  11. eye pain
  12. fainting
  13. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. hives, itching, or skin rash
  15. lack or slowing of normal growth in children
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  17. loss of appetite
  18. mental depression
  19. nausea or vomiting
  20. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  21. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  22. sore mouth or tongue
  23. sores inside the nose
  24. tearing
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. loss of taste

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. change in sense of smell
  4. changes in vision
  5. discharge or excessive tearing
  6. hives or welts
  7. irritation at the application site
  8. loss of smell
  9. mental or mood changes
  10. redness of the skin
  11. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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